I knew it was going to happen, but....m

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I knew it was going to happen, but....m
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Fri, 04-04-2003 - 12:21pm
I was hoping it would be later rather than sooner. Brandon has informed me that I must knock on his door before entering his room. I also must knock before coming in the bathroom if he is in there - this from the child who has no problem barging in on me when I am in the bathroom just to ask "Whatcha doin' mom?". Like he doesn't know.

I don't really mind knocking before going in the bathroom, I can remember times when I was pre-teen/teen when I would have dearly loved for my parents to knock first, but the knocking before going into the bedroom is causing problems because I keep forgetting.

Also, when we moved into the new apartment, the maintenance crew was supposed to take the lock off of his bedroom door and put it on mine. They still have not done this yet. I can hardly wait until he figures out that he can lock me out of his room. *SIGH* My baby is growing up. *SOB*

Janell, mom to Brandon (10 1/2), who is giving me more grey hairs by the minute.

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Sun, 05-04-2003 - 6:32pm
LOL--I know what you mean. We heard a blood-curdling scream one night when Daniel (1 month shy of 10) decided that his 3 year old sister had no business in the bathroom while he was bathing.

Susie! : )

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Tue, 05-06-2003 - 3:57pm
I know, they do grow up fast. I recently installed lockable door knobs on my 16yo bedroom..to give him more privacy. I learned the hard way..that it's better to knock when entering a teens room...

I was putting laundry away..going into my oldest soons room...and oops..saw him..masturbating. I immediately closed the door..knocked..and pretended I didn't notice. I didn't go into the room..as I'm sure he was getting himself together..and just asked him to come downstairs to help me. I know now to knock and *Wait* (especially important for boys)...before entering. Knocking when the door is closed is especially important during those naps during the day as well.

Good Luck

Nanc 4Boys 16, 13, 4 & 17mo